Advertisement for Senior Innovation Officer/Scientist D: ADVT. NO. 01-2012


National Innovation Foundation-India

An Autonomous Body of Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India )


Dated: 02-02-2012

ADVT. NO. 01-2012

National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), Ahmedabad, an autonomous grant-in-aid institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India invites applications from highly motivated professionals for various positions. Those who have faith in the potential of grassroots innovators and are initiative-driven and performance-oriented may apply for the following posts.

Senior Innovation Officer/Scientist D
Scale of Pay : Rs. 15,600 - 39100 ( Grade Pay- Rs. 7600/-)

No. of Vacancies: One

Essential Qualification:

First Class Master's Degree in Agricultural Science or Bachelor's Veterinary Science/ Engineering/ Management with eight years' experience in validation and value addition of grassroots/rural innovations and traditional knowledge practices; business development and commercialization of innovation based products/technologies.

Desirable Qualification:

•  Ph.D in Agricultural Science or Master's Degree in Veterinary Science/ Engineering/ Management

•  Experience in coordination with public and private sector R&D institutions and farmer innovators to add value in innovations; developing product development and on farm trial plans, mobilizing funds from different schemes etc.

•  Coordination with various management institutions and incubators to mobilize management support for grassroots innovators.  

Innovation Officer/Scientist C

Scale of Pay: Rs. 15600-39100 (Grade Pay- Rs. 6600/-)

No. of Vacancies: Two

Essential Qualification:

First Class Masters in Agriculture or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/ Information Technology/Law with four years' experience in validation of and value addition in grassroots innovations and traditional knowledge; website and multimedia content management; drafting applications and coordination with patent firms for prosecution of the patents for innovations, geographical indications, integrated circuit, trademark, design, plant variety protection etc., 

Desirable Qualification:

1. Ph.D in Agriculture or Master's Degree in Engineering/ Information Technology/Law.

2. Demonstrated competence in coordination with R&D institutions, design firms, farmers, innovators for value addition in and field trials of innovation based products/technologies; MIS, network management for an innovation based organization; drafting patents of grassroots innovations

Age: Not exceeding 35 years for the posts of Innovation Officer/Scientist ‘C' and 40 Years for Senior Innovation Officer/Scientist D. The upper age limit is relaxable for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Ex-service men, Other Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time. In this regard the controlling authority may relax the upper age limit in case of highly experienced candidates in specialized areas.


1. The number of posts to be filled may vary. The institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.

2. The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.

3. The selected candidates are liable to serve anywhere in India.

4. The persons with disabilities are also allowed to apply though no vacancies are reserved for them. Such candidates will be considered for selection for appointment to the posts by general standards of merit.

5. Candidates working in Government Departments / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous organisations should apply through proper channel.  


Candidates can send applications in the prescribed form (please download the same from our website along with a detailed CV, passport size photograph, sample of work/reports, two reference letters, and a note explaining the suitability for the post applied, To The Executive Vice Chairperson, National Innovation Foundation-India, Satellite Complex, Jodhpur Tekra, Premchand Nagar, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat, India Note:  Applications without the suitability note will not be considered. The application format can be downloaded at . The last date of submission of application is 15 th March 2012.

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